Senior Associate | PwC
- Non-Russell Group University
My route to law was full of hurdles. I am Turkish but I was born and raised in Switzerland up until I was 11 and then went to Turkey to do my high school. I came to the UK when I was 18 with the dream of becoming a lawyer.
I have chosen to pursue a career in law because I want to help people who are being discriminated against. I was discriminated against when I was a child due to my ethnicity. In order to assist people in similar situations, I wanted to read and practice law.
It is was very taxing to get a training contract because I have learned English at the age of 17 and I did not attend a Russell Group university. I was determined to overcome my setbacks and be one step ahead of others. Luckily, through my persistency, hard work and passion, I was able to fulfil my dream and eventually get a training contract with PwC, a firm that values diversity.
I have previously faced difficulties due to my ethnicity and university background. Therefore, I am an advocate of diversity and more than happy to provide my support to people who experience challenges in getting access to the industry. With Aspiring Solicitors I will be able to do that.
My advice would be to not give up and show your passion. I am more than happy to speak with you about your journey.